MPR's Michael Barone talks pipe organs and Pipe Dreamsby Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Organ music lovers are rabid, but that's not my word, that's Michael Barone's. Our colleague here at Classical Minnesota Public Radio should know. He's one of the rabid ones.
Michael is celebrating a dual anniversary this year. He's been hosting music on Minnesota Public Radio for 40 years, and his organ show, Pipedreams has been on nationally for 25.
Well, there's a lot to be rabid about this year, especially Sunday. Believe it or not, it's also the International Year of the Organ. To celebrate, there's a festival on now around the Twin Cities called Piping Hot.
The event includes a big Organ Spectacular concert to mark the Pipedreams anniversary Sunday in Minneapolis at Central Lutheran Church.
Barone talked with Tom Crann about why he's one of those rabid fans of the organ.
- All Things Considered, 10/17/2008, 2:20 a.m.